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Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
A foreign language natively spoken by extraterrestrial biengs from another planet or galaxy
Extraterrestrials appear in many video games in a variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil, sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're very similar to humans.
This concept occurs in many RPGs and Sci-Fi games. The Ancient Advanced Civilization Technology is often a giant weapon (Halo Rings, Giant of Babil, etc.) that becomes a major plot focus in the stories of these games.
Space games where it's possible to land on a planet's surface all the way from outer space and through the atmosphere.
When a game (particularly on PC) can automatically detect what type of controller (gamepad, keyboard, flight stick, etc) that the player is using at any given moment.
This shows you how long you have until you start wishing you had gills. When your breath runs out, you may take damage, or you may expire right there, depending on how sadistic the game designers were!
A visual effect where color channels are deliberately misaligned.
Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
Mainly featured in MMOs, a corpse run is when a the player character dies and the player has to return to the location of the death in order to come back to life and/or reclaim items.
Crafting allows players to create their own items with the correct ingredients. It is used mainly in MMOs and RPGs.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
Digital Distribution is the concept of purchasing digital media via the internet and having it sent to the user directly via the internet. No physical representation of this content is given but the content resides on the users hard drive and is legally owned by them.
A game mechanic in which you can interact with another country/civilization. Usually games allow you to declare war, offer peace, trade, etc. using diplomacy.
Durability refers to the condition of the currently equipped weapons and armor, among other things. Overusing the said item without repair generally results in it breaking or otherwise becoming non-functional. Many games with role-playing elements incorporate this feature.
Concept where everything you need isn't always spelled out for you on the map. Sometimes even the map is not there till you go explore it.
Receiving damage or dying as a result of falling.
Quotations displayed on the screen; often from world leaders, famous writers, or the Bible.
Console games that contain a field of view slider or adjustment.
First Person Editing occurs when a player can edit the world geometry from a first-person point of view.
A game which features First Person Editing as a core mechanic could be termed a First Person Editor, or FPE. Earliest examples of FPEs are Avoyd and Cube, followed by Infiniminer, Minecraft and many voxel games. The world editing properties should extend to the entire game environment, and optionally to avatars. A good test to identify an FPE is if players can write in-game by carving or building.
Using physical force to damage an opponent, with or without an equipped weapon from a first person perspective.
First-Person is a vantage point that attempts to simulate looking through a game character's eyes. It is most commonly found in first-person shooters, racing games, and visual novels, and to a lesser extent in other genres, such as RPGs, 3D platformers, and adventure games.
Games in which vehicles do not have infinite fuel and that may require the player to refill the gas tank in order to continue driving or piloting.
The 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards celebrate the best games of 2016.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A feature in some games on the GOG.com service. Unlocked only while using the GOG Galaxy client.
A heads-up display is a graphical overlay of vital information used in most modern games.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
A fictional language and/or script created exclusively for the world in which a game is set, such as Tolkien's Elvish or the language of the Talan in Outcast.
The player character learns one or more additional languages to their own. This may affect the way the player can interact with or view the game world.
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